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Harry Maguire has taunted Liverpool by claiming Manchester United “expect” to end their incredible Anfield record today.
Champions Liverpool are unbeaten at home for a whopping 67 matches, a run stretching nearly three years.
But ahead of today’s shootout, United skipper Maguire said: “We’re the biggest club in the world.
“And whatever anyone says on the outside, we go into every game not only wanting to win but expected — and expecting — to win.
“We don’t need to hype this one up, everyone knows how important it is.
“And there is definitely a feeling that we can go anywhere and beat anyone.
“That’s the mentality we have in this dressing room — winning at all costs.
“It’s something we have changed round, we’ve made that the environment we’re in now.”
United go to the home of their fiercest rivals topping the table at this stage of a season for the first time since legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
Victory would not only end Liverpool’s proud home record but also send Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side six points clear of the Premier League champions at the top of the table.
And Maguire added: “Of course it will be tough to go there and get a result.
“But we are confident, we are Manchester United, and we know we can win any game, whoever we play.”
Elsewhere, Sir Alex Ferguson revealed the reasoning behind his infamous ‘hairdryer’ treatment.
The former Manchester United boss is renowned for his dressing-room blasts — locking horns with big personalities like Wayne Rooney, Roy Keane and David Beckham.
But the Scot claims his tantrums were necessary.
He said: “On the issue of losing my temper, I only ever did it for the right reason. One was to remind them of the expectation of playing for Manchester United.
“I always told them the truth. But I never ever brought it up after the game on a Sunday or Monday.
“It was all over in the dressing room and I expected it to.
“The odd time it would leak out but what I really had to remind the players was the expectation I placed on them in training sessions and what we did for them every day and what we expected to get out of them.
“It was the expectation of the three points.”